Discussion in 'Beef' started by cubguy17, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I smoked a brisket for the superbowl, and it was probably my best yet.
    Some of the past briskets were tasty but very tough. This one after 14 and 1/2 hours on the smoker turned out very tender, but I thought it just tasted like a roast, nothing special. My rub was mainly black pepper and brown sugar, there were also 6 or so other spices, but the pepper and sugar was the majority. I used apple cider and whiskey as my mop sauce.
    There were no complaints or left overs, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. Any suggestions? Does anybody inject briskets? Where are the brisket pro's?
  2. I m doing a Brisket this weekend and im injecting it with Italian Dressing. I did this with a couple chuck roasts and I think it worked real well. I m going to inject it the night before to let it marinade in the Brisket. Ill post pics!!

    Brinkmann Vertical Wood/Charcoal Smoker
  3. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Are you using a thermometer ( in the meat)? What temps are you cooking at? A little more info would help.
  4. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Ken said....was it out on the rack till 160ish?
  5. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I used pecan and cherry wood and hit it hard for the first 6 hours, There was a great looking smoke ring, You could taste the smoke. I cooked it at 200 to 220 degrees, when I pulled it off it's inside temp was 195, then I wrapped it in foil and a couple of towels then rested it in a cooler for about 6 hours. Thanks for the help, hopefully this information can help you guys set me in the right direction.
  6. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    I uses oak and hickory and get a good smokey taste.
  7. Your right about Italian dressing Smoker Matt 54,I had never heard of injecting Italian dressing
    in a chuck roast until you posted it.I did my chuckie with it and it turned out so good i think I'm going to use it all the time from now on.My wife liked it so much I'm going to do another one next week.[​IMG]
  8. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Darn looks like I better try another one. [​IMG] Ha Ha, Thanks for all the info.

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